Open Sources (Ep. #414) Show Notes for February 23, 2023

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we go back into the shadows. In the realm of extremism and conspiracy theories it was a rough week because one year after the Freedom Convoy it turns out that the government was right to use the Emergencies Act after all. That’s okay though, because we’re found the real cause of all our problems, and you will never guess what it is! For the interview, we’re talking to a local city councillor about more down-to-Earth issues.

This Thursday, February 23, at 5 pm, Scotty Hertz and Adam A. Donaldson will discuss:

Commission Complete. The Public Order Emergencies Commission delivered their final report last Friday, and their finding was that the Federal government met the “very high threshold” for using the Emergencies Act. That’s not the end of the story because the report also pointed out that there were missed opportunities to stop the so-called “Freedom Convoy” before it got out of hand, and there were some especially harsh words for the inaction of the Ontario government. But did we learn anything new?

15-Minute Warning. The idea of 15-minute communities has been around for years. It’s an urban planning concept that proposes that everything you need daily in a community – shopping, services, schools, and employment – should be a 15-minute walk or bike ride away, but now some people are calling 15-minute communities part of the global cabal’s efforts to control your life, and some big names like Chris Sky and Jordan Peterson are running with it. We’ll look at this latest silliness.

Dan With a Plan. It’s only February, but it’s been a very busy year so far at Guelph City Council. Lately, there have been some concerns about the proposed operations campus, renewed calls for affordable housing by leveraging private developments, and coming up next week is the Ontario government’s housing pledge and the intricacies of expanding the Elliott. To look at these issues from his perch at one end of the horseshoe is Ward 1 Councillor Dan Gibson, who will share with us his thoughts on all these council developments.

Open Sources is live on CFRU 93.3 fm and at 5 pm on Thursday.

Photo courtesy of Adrian Wyld and the Canadian Press.


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